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The Tortured Poets Department takes fatalistic approach, reflects real life

Sophie Connell, News Editor May 1, 2024

Taylor Swift’s eleventh studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department” (TTPD), was released April 19, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). An additional surprise release was revealed later...

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“Wonka:” an artfully executed exploration of a beloved chocolatier

Josiah Anderson, Editor in Chief December 19, 2023

Derived from the magical world of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” a children's novel written by Roald Dahl, “Wonka” explores the backstory of the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka. The film...

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“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”: A Melodic Misstep in the Hunger Games Symphony

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

In a cinematic rendition that mirrors President Snow's own calculated dance between power and morality, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” brings the novel's world to life, yet leaves fans torn between...

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Mitski releases 7th album, maintains signature style

Olivia Rollison, Art Editor September 21, 2023

Mitski’s 7th studio album, composed of 11 songs with a total runtime of 32 minutes:  “The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We,” was released Sept. 15. Preceded by “Laurel Hell,” the album marks...

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“A Haunting in Venice:” A spooky new twist on old tropes

Ella Wampler, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

“A Haunting in Venice,” (2023) the movie adaptation of the book “Hallowe’en Party” by Agatha Christie, showcases a movie unafraid to walk the line between horror and mystery, utilizing common...

Taylor Swift enters unapologetic era, releases Midnights

Taylor Swift enters unapologetic era, releases ‘Midnights’

Sophie Connell, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

Contains explicit wording due to the content of “Midnights” Taylor Swift released her most recent album, “Midnights,” Oct. 21 at 12 a.m. EST. The album consists of 13 songs, amounting to a total...

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“Rings of Power” weaves fascinating introduction, controversial decisions

Josiah Anderson, Sports, A&E Editor September 6, 2022
Author J.R.R. Tolkien published his first series, “Lord of the Rings” (LoTR), in 1954...
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Gilded Glamour: Celebrities walk red carpet at 2022 Met Gala

Ketti Horton, Staff writer May 4, 2022

The 2022 Met Gala theme was In America: An Anthology of Fashion, an homage to all things corsets, boning, feathers and large statement jewelry. It is the latter of a two-part exhibit, with its counterpart...

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‘Attack on Titan’ final season cashes in on suspense, weaves beautiful story

Josiah Anderson, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

The first episode of “Attack on Titan’s” (AoT) second part in the two part final season released Jan. 2 on Crunchyroll and Funimation, with one new episode releasing every sunday until the hour long...

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Release of “Metroid Dread” is monumental step for Nintendo, revival of the timeless “Metroid” series

Brandt Stewart, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

Samus Aran, the alien bounty hunter, was attacked by the X-Parasite, a lethal alien species, on the planet SR388. The X-Parasite is the predator of the Metroid, another alien species Samus is known to...

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‘Licorice Pizza’: Fun, melancholic masterpiece

Luke Stagg, Contributor January 12, 2022

Part of the appeal of “Licorice Pizza” is figuring out what it is really about along the way. It is not entirely clear from the start, except maybe one thing: it is probably not a good idea for Alana...

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“The French Dispatch” effortlessly blends striking visuals with maniacal humor

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 11, 2021
Wes Anderson’s latest undertaking, “The French Dispatch,” is—if nothing else—charismatic. Doing what he does best, the filmmaker and writer effortlessly blends striking visuals with maniacal humor in one of 2021’s most anticipated films, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival July 12 and released to major cities Oct. 22 after a yearlong delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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